Outside Assistance

Outside Assistance

Personal, private, governmental and non-profit organizations often provide funds for students. The financial aid office processes the majority of those funds.  

These funds are not associated with Midland College's financial aid or scholarship programs.



If an outside organization or person wishes to pay toward a student’s tuition, fees, room and board and/or books, this is considered an Outside Scholarship by the Financial Aid Office. All outside scholarships are processed according to the donor’s specifications. If a letter is not submitted by the donor, the Financial Aid Office will determine how to apply funds accordingly.

Unless prohibited by the donor, any unused funds not applied toward the student’s charges for a particular term, which includes Tuition & Fees, Room & Board and books may be either:

  • Rolled over into the next consecutive term
  • Given directly to the student in the form of a refund; or
  • Sent back to the donor

NOTE: Outside scholarship funding is held for one academic year unless indicated by the donor. Otherwise, it is the Midland College Financial Aid Office’s policy to return all unused funds to the donor.

If a student has documentation or an award from any of the entities below, they need to submit their paperwork directly to the Cashier’s office, or email cashier@midland.edu.

  • Midland Fair Haven
  • Midland Memorial Hospital
  • Midland Police Department
  • Texas Promise Fund
  • Texas Tomorrow (Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan)
  • Texas Workforce Solutions Voc Rehab (DARS)
  • Workforce Solutions (WIA)

If a student is inquiring about ANY OTHER award, scholarship, or waiver that is NOT listed above, they will need to visit with the Financial Aid office.

Students who are eligible to receive funding for credit classes under the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), previously DARS, or the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) must provide an invoice or request that an invoice be sent to the Cashier's Office from that organization. Students will be responsible for any and all charges not covered by TWC or WIA. Students will be allowed to charge books if indicated on the invoice.

TWC and WIA Billing Deadlines
Fall – October 31
Spring – March 31
Summer – July 1

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